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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta UNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 85-90. The Lctlibridgc Herald LETHBRIDGE, ABERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES BANK HOLDUP New York Stale Police today released this piclure, taken by a hidden camera during the holdup of the New Haven office of Ilie first National Bonk of Mexico, N.Y. Teller Eileen Wore is seen handling over a bag of money lo Ihc robber, described as a young man wearing o wig. Leaders sign Face rebuilt pact in operation TORONTO (CP) Two Toronto surgeons headed a surgical team which rebuilt the face of a nine- year-old girl lo correct congenital deformities in the first operation of its kind performed in Canada. The operation, headed by Dr. Ian Munroe, a plas- fiirp'Oii. i D" II neurosurgeon, imolved rclocaiing (lie girl's tyes from the extreme edges of face lo a normal, central position and re- constructing her nose. "It is an extremely rare said Dr. Mun- roc in an interview Thursday. "But the cliild's vision is normal and any scars or marks left from the sur- gery will fade and many disappear altogether in a year." The cause of the condition, known as hyper- lelorism, is unknown, but occurs during Hie unborn baby's development. The girl, whose name isn't being released, was treated by Dr. Hoffman early in infancy for a common skull defect which was corrected. Dr. Munroc went to Paris in .lime, 1970, to see Dr. Paul Tcsuer who originated the procedure and has done 40 similar operations. In operations to correct, the condition, the surgeons rmi.'l cut the eye sockets free, move them closer to- gcllwr, wire them across Ihc midlinc, rebuild the nose ajid graft hone at the outer edges of the face. System better than teachers MONTREAL (CP) Some computerized education programs already developed are so superior to human teachers that teachers will have to scramble to keep from becoming obsolete, a federal government special- ist in communications warns. Tom McPhail. director ai social environment plan- ning in Ihe communications department, told the Ca- nadian Council of Teachers of English that technology in (lie classroom cannot lie. slopped. Not only is it profilablc for large corporations lo develop programs for teaching by computer, but school boards realize that computerized programs offer them greater control of Ihc education process. Pict-ansc sonic of Ihr systems are already "ir.orc r-ffrrlive. Mian human Mr. McPhail said, lo- day's teachers arc "r.Mrcmcly tlircaU-ncd." They must lake poliliciil aclion. through profes- sional groups and associations, lo ensure that they in- fluence decisions on how technology will be used in schools. It is up ro them to make siu-e technology is manistic." Variety of methods Air cadets stricken at camp PENHOLD. Alta. (CP) More than JOO air cadets at Canadian Forces Base Penhold have been affected by an ill- ness that with diges- tion. Lt.-Gen. G. E. Conway-Brown said Thursday a type of influ- enza is suspected, but public health officers are not ruling out the possibility of food poisoning even though the cad- els eat at different locations. More than GOO air cadets are nt the base for summer train- ing programs. Penhold also has 30C full-time armed forces per- sonnel. Tories slipping LONDON Illcutcrl Brit- ain's opposition Labor party would gain a 6.5-per-ccnl lead over the ruling Conservatives if there was an immediate general election, says a public opinion poll published Thursday. ilrvrlop- d fnr Amprir-in Al Hirer inrnis ;MT Mr Md'hiiil i.airj l''ir-l is ;i "Iwn-uviv rihiriilinn delivery syslr-in1' in which students would Wiilch a television show and then lalk back to. or parlicipale in if. Second is an information retrieval system which wiuild give le.ichcrs and sludcnls access to a central Miupnlei1, possibly in another cily, which would answer their questions and .supply research material. A Iliircl is "computer-assisted inslruclion" in which (he pupil is drilled or questioned hy a computer. This assists slow who needs repetition hut iMH-Mi'l waul lo hold bnck hi.-, class and Ihc fiisl learner who could spring ahead nl. his own pace. Bolivia revolt erupts LA PAX XAP) Bolivia's leftist military government mo- bilized support today Lo meet the challenge of. civilian and military rebels who seized con- trol of Ihc eastern hall of the country. The five leftist political par- lies formed a "military staff" to defend the government and arranged a meeting wilh Presi- dent Juan Jose Torres to ask that he arm members of the parties and the labor unions. A "presidium" cf party lead- ers also ordered workers to oc- cupy their work siles if the rebel movement progresses "a BinRle step further." Tlic unions already have their own militia, and these troops were reported ready to go into action (o defend La Paz. CITY FALLS Santa Cruz, the second largest city, fei! to the insurgents Thursday night with little resist- ance, and some army units went over [o (he rebels. Th" government declared a nationwide state of emergency. Torres said in a broadcast DAMASCUS, Syria CAP) The leaders of Egypt, Syria and Libya today put their signatures In a constitution that will bind their countries in a federal union. The constitution will be sub- mitted to a referendum in the three countries Sept. 1 and is certain to be overwhelmingly endorsed. The new union, to be known as I be Federation of Arab Re- piiblic-- v i" liave a population 01 i.iore Lhan 43 million. The three countries will retain their separate scats at the Uniled Nations but try to work out a common miliiary strategy against Israel and a common foreign policy. Each will be responsible for its own internal affairs. Presidents Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Hafez Assad of Syria and Libyan Leader Col. Moam- mar Kaddafi signed the federal consiitution document, winding up a three-day conference in the Syrian capital. After the signing the three leaders flung their arms around each other and kissed in Arab fashion on each cheek. PRESIDENT TORRES Thursday night that he was in control "throughout (lie coun- try" and had "the majority backing of the nation and the armed but a high gov- ernment official admitted that Santa Cruz after an anti-govern- the hands of the rebels." The rebellion broke out in Santa Cruzafter an anti-govern- ment demonstration staged by two opposition parties. Leaders of the Nationalist Revolutionary Movement and Uie Bolivian So- cialist Falange told the gather- ing that the parties were form- ing a Nationalist Popular Front "to keep the country from fall- ing into the hands of commu- nism." Trucks recalled for inspection OSHAWA. Out. (CP) More than General Motors light-duty (rucks are being re- called in Canada for inspection and corrcelion of possible brake and spring problems, the com- pany announced today. It said front spring assemblies in about 4.300 four-wheel drive trucks produced in 1939, 1970 and 1971 will be inspected. Under certain operating con- ditions. a spring may break and cause the vehicle (o swerve, (he company said. In addition. 6.000 three- quarter and one-ton Inicks will inspected for possible defects in the dual brake system. Cabinet mulls U.S. brushoff OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau, home from an abbreviated Adriatic holiday, meets his cabinet today to as- sess Washington's unwillingness to give a quick relief to Can- ada's export industry from pres- ident Nixon's biting 10-per-cent import surcharges. He arrived in white duck slacks and sporlshirt Thursday night an hour before Finance Minister E. J. Benson and Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin returned from an apparently fruitless mission to lay Can- ada s case before U.S. Treasury Secretary John Connolly. Mr. Benson described the U.S'. attitude as sympathetic and said Mr. Connally promised to consider Canada's case. But the mission returned without any general exemption for Canada from the import surcharge an- nounced by President Nixon Sunday. Mr. Trudeau said several times in airport remarks that the government here won't panic, and won't go on "a retal- iatory kick" to fight back against the surcharges, which could add million to the price of Canadian goods in U.S. markets, if U.S. buyers were willing to pay the shot and not cut back on orders. PREMIERS ALARMED Premiers Hobert Bourassa of Quebec and William Davis of Ontario expressed alarm at the damage the import surcharges can do to manufacturing in their provinces. Already orders have been cancelled. Mr Trudeau was asked wbether the federal government would offer Canadian business some as major corporation tax spur them on. He described the preposition as "very hypotheti- cal." "We all want to keep the world a multi-lateral trading he said. He indicated the government here would con- tinue lo press its claim for re- lief from the Washington im- post. But members of the Washing- ton mission apparently found the U.S. government "hanging a description Mr. Tru- deau applied to his own govern- ment's attitude when faced with domestic crises. jobs at stake SARNIA, Ont. (CP) Crown-owned Polymer Corp. Ltd if Sarnia could lose a major contract lo supply a Canadian tire manufacturer with a syn- thclic rubber, a company spokesman said today. The result could be layoffs of part of Polymer's employ- ees here, where it is the largest single employer. Unidentified Japanese sup- pliers offering styrene buta- diene rubber (SBR) at cut-rate prices may be the new source of supply for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Canada Lid. of Toronto when the contract ex- pires wilh Polymer at the end of September. The Polymer spokesman said the company had been asked to meet "Ihe very low prices of this offshore rubber, which rep- rcseiils in the corporation's view, illegal pricing under the statutes of Canada." The main purpose of the U.S. surcharges is to force other gov- in particular, but some major European coun- tries welHo revalue their currencies and drop trade dis- crimination. Mr. Benson's main argument to Mr. Connally was that Can- ada is guilty on neither of these counts: The Canadian dollar has been free for 15 months to find its own level in international markets, and Canada does not discriminate against U.b1. im- ports. LIEUT. CALLEY Police strike Galley sparks trouble term sliced SYDNEY, N.S. (CP) City and merchants were cleaning up the streets of down- town Sydney today following what police describe as "a wild night" with most of the city's 5G-man police force on strike. At least 13 persons were ad- mitted to hospital, mainly for injuries suffered in traffic acci- dents related to drag-racing on city streets. A skeleton police staff re- ported "scores" of assaults, and a number of store." were broken into but looting was reported to be of a minor nature. "It's a miracle there weren't about one police ser- geant said today, referring to drag-racing on George Street. He is one of a 10-man force that is providing emergency po- lice protection, "but with that lew you can only be in a couple of places at once." Police were predicting more of the same tonight if the strike continues, and there was no sign of settlement. Police said ali was quiet tliis all gone home to sleep." City works department crews were sweeping "hundreds of broken bottles" from the streets and merchants were repairing smashed windows. Mayor Carl Neville, whose cily council has refused to grant the p o I i c e m e n 's salary de- mands, said the situation was now "a waiting Attorney-General Leonard Pace said from Halifax that if the city police department re- moved its 10-man emergency force ;t would be replaced by RCMP officers. However, the RCMP would not be used for anything but emergency duty. There was no immediate fur- ther comment today from Pre- mier Gerald Regan or Attor- ney-General Leonard Pace. DEMAND WAGE INCREASE The policemen's union says the next move is up to the city, but Mayor Neville said the city would make no new offer. He says this steel-making centre of cannot afford the police- men's wage demands. Loiigheed shakes ?em up VERMILION (CP) Pro- gressive Conservative leader Peter Loiigheed popped into Social Credit headquarters here Thursday just to say hello. "That ought to shake them up a lie laughed as he con- tinued mainstreeting for the Aug. 30 election campaign. Constantly smiling, Mr. Loug heed chatted easily with farm- ers, drug store clerks, elderly ladies and children in what is considered social credit coun- try. The town of Vegreville, Two Hills, St. Paul, Vermilion and Lloydminster have been kinder lo strangers than Conversa- tives over the years. But in Vermilion, traffic stopped, a brass band played and crowds gathered as Mr. Lougheed made his appear- ance. At one point, Mr. Lougheed strode over to an elderly man, stuck out his hand and bellow- West Castle financing arranged PKCHER CREEK Inten- sive financing will be made immediately available to the West Castle Ski Resort for a n e w development program, Charles Drain, MLA for Pinch- er Creek-Crowsnest announced today. The funds will be provided through the Alberta Commer- cial Corporation, guaranlda ciaj Corporation, guaranteed by the provincial government. AVork will begin immediate- ly to repair and renovate the resort's existing facilities for the 1971-1972 ski season. ed: "Hjl I'm Pefer Lougheed. Glad you could make it out to- day." The oldtimer maintained a straight face and mumbled: "Peter Lougheed? Oh yeh, you're the fellow who smiles every time he talks." FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (AP) Lieut. William L. Gal- ley's life sentence for the My Lai massacre in Vietnam was reduced lo 20 years today by Lt.-Gen. Albert 0. Connor, com- manding general of 3rd Army, headquarters. Connor is only the first re- viewing officer in the Calley case. The 28-y e a r -o 1 d lieutenant, who was convicted of 22 mur- ders nearly five months ago has been confined under guard to his quarters at Fort Banning, Ga., pending the review. The announcement was made by Maj. Herman Kassner, act- ing head of the public informa- tion office here, who said: "Based upon the testimony and evidence presented at the trial, it was determined that the conviction was correct in law and fact and that the reduced sentence '.vas appropriate for iht .'.'fences for which he was convicted. "Gen. Connor took his action after consideration of all the ev- idence in (he record of trial, afler considering the advice and recommendation of his legal staff, and after considering mat- ters in rebuttal by the defence." Monetary break off barons talks BRUSSELS (AP) European financial leaders voiced hope today that they still can reach agreement on a joint plan for dealing with the crisis caused by U.S. economic policies. The six-member C o 1.1 m o n Market council meeting, with Britain attending as a prospec- tive member, failed to agree on a policy and broke up in the early hours of the day. The council was unable to rec- oncile the differences between France and West Germany. It did agree to a reopening of for- eign exchanges Monday after a week's shutdown. T.. "sury Minister Mario Fer- rari-Aggrandi of Italy, chair- man of the meeting, told report- ers: "It would have been un- realistic and even dangerous to expect to solve all the problems in one day." He said the period until Sept. 13, the date of the next council meeting, should be looked upon as a trial period. In that period each country will reopen its for- eign exchanges and follow its OV.TI monetary policy. A similar view was expressed by naymond Barre, wee-presi- dent in charge of monetary af- fairs on the Common Market executive commission. STILL HAS HOPE He said in a statement "hope cannot be entirely lost that in the next months the community may be able, despite all difficul- ties, fo bring viewpoints to- gether and agree on an action which will permit the safe- guarding of the Common Mar- ket and contribute to the estab- lishment of a new monetary order." Finance Minister Valery Gis- card d'Estaing of France also sounded a more hopeful note on his return to Paris. He said dif- ferences had been narrowed on a number of points and he ex- pressed hope further progress could be made in Uie Sept. 13 meeting. D'Estaing said the Group of JO, made up of the non-Com- munist world's largest trading powers, including the Uniled Slates, Japan and five of the Common Market nations, would meet Sept. 15. Political intrigue The jailbreak of the century MEXICO Cl'l'V irteulcri Thr helicopter MKilchrd Ncn- Yorker .loc Kaplan from .1. prison m Mexican IKipcrs ,-irr- c.ilbllC; [ho j.nilbionk of Ihe century has been (oiiiid ;ibamloned miles south of the U.S. border, Kaplan is believed lo be back in tlm U.S. The bMicopic-r, painlcd in Ihe blue and white colors of the Mexican allorncy-gcnornl's of- fice, swooped inlo Iho yard of (ho .Santa Maria Acnlilla prison near Mexico Cily Thursday and plucked Kaplan his rrll- inalfl to freedom. The prison director said fhr lun mm wr-rr. apparently awail- mc the hr-licoplrr, which soared away wilh Ilicm before flip, cii.irds realized wlint was hap- pening. Mcxicnr lawyer Victor who in defended Ka- plan at his (rial, lalcr claimed Kaplan was agent of Ihc American Cenlrnl Intelligence Agency find said the CIA organ- ized Iho jail', cnk, SKNTENTKD FOlt MURDHlt Kiphn, -II. serving 2ft years for the murder here of Luis Mrlchior a Puerto R.icon from New York. Ho has never (Tasrd In protest his in- nocence and his lawyers claim Yirlal is still alivf. Velazquez In Id rcnortCTs: "Kaplan VMS without doubt A member of the CIA and only Iho CIA could have freed him. The whole episode is Ihe result of an international politico! inlrigue." Kaplan's cell-male, a Vene- zuelan named Carlos ConlroraK, also is believed lo be in Ihe U.S. The helicopter, found on a landing si rip near the town of Solo Marina. MO miles norlh of here, was flown across Ihe horrlrr from Texas Iwo (lays farh'cr, police caid. Tin? tan men escaped as pris- ivrjfi reluming li their cells after a 6 p.m. roll call. Alxiul 100 guards were walching a movie in the prison theatre when the helicopter swooped in o XT the 100-yard barren strclch surrounding the jail. During and since Kaplan's trial 10 years ago speculation surrounding Ihe Kaplan-Vidal affair was variously linked wilh national arms smuggling, drug trafficking and efforts In overthrow tho Cuban govern- ment of Fidel Castro. Seen and heard About town AN embarrassed Anne jak, going f o r driver's test in an old car, unable to open the door for the examin- er when all four doors sluclc fricr.dly intruders at Carol Lane's house finding that Carol's big boxer Nippiv lakes her watchdog duties seriously Snskfilchewnn- ilc Dobbin Smilh switching political n f t c r huyh wilh llnrry Strom nice mm) from Saskat- chewan." ;